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Greece: Energy companies must give up 90 percent of their extra profits to cover electricity costs for citizens

Energy and power companies are among the biggest beneficiaries of the current crisis. Bills are skyrocketing for the population, while energy suppliers are making billions in profits. In Greece, energy companies must now pay 90 percent of their excessive crisis…

Patent-free “Corbevax”: a possible turning point for vaccination in poorer countries

Two US researchers have developed the Corona vaccine “Corbevax”, which has been approved in India since December. It is effective and cheap to produce. What makes it so special: the researchers have not applied for a patent. So “Corbevax” is…

EU-Commission: Platforms like Uber, Mjam and others should hire employees

Digital platforms profit from the self-exploitation and bogus self-employment of their “employees”. The EU Commission is now proposing guidelines for European countries to prevent this. The aim is to control working conditions with the aim of employing suppliers and other…

Eco-revolution in India: agricultural project could initiate global agricultural turnaround

Cow dung is the new gold. At least in Andhra Pradesh, the eighth largest state in India. There, six million farming families want to establish a completely pesticide-free agriculture. This could lead to the most important agricultural turnaround in history.…

Supreme Court in Mexico declares cannabis prohibition unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled that the previously introduced legal ban on the use of cannabis was unconstitutional. The Courts judge called the declaration as historic in terms of respect for human rights.  By Amerika21 – Scoop.me Mexico’s…

4-day week in Iceland: Almost 9 out of 10 Icelanders are entitled to work shorter hours

Iceland has undertaken the largest trial of a 4-day-week, globally. It has been such an outstanding success that 86 percent of Iceland’s employees have either already adopted it, or at least have the possibility of working shorter hours. This experiment…

Colombia burns: it’s not about “tax reform”, it’s about hunger and dignity

By Amerika21 The millions of poor in an enormously rich country can no longer bear to choose between very little and nothing. They have very little to lose. The tax reform proposal of 2021 was the straw that broke the camel’s back.…

Key to success in Denmark: Investments in public transport, education and social aid for everyone

By Johanna Pauls The Danish Social Democratic government has been able to pay their citizens a corona aid of 1570$ each and priorized homless people during the vaccination process. Prime Minister Frederiksen and her party enjoy great popularity among the…

Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housing

Affordable housing is scarce, while at the same time many apartments remain empty. This is a problem that many cities are struggling with. The government of the Balearic islands in Spain has now found a solution. A total of 56…

4-day working week: Spain to launch nationwide trial

Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más País (meaning “More Country”) party.…

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